Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City recognizes that an air conditioner is a large investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 800-COOLING to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.